March 30, 2009


Some may call it March Madness, but it’s pretty quiet on the news director and news management movement front. We have just TWO new moves to report to you this week. And both those moves involve corporate VPs who are assuming roles at one of their company’s stations.

That drops the list of open news director positions to just 18 by my count.

And it’s also slow on the Names in the News department. We’re always interested in items for that popular part of this weekly newsletter. Send ’em via email to:

Here are this week’s changes:


None that I know of.


WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH…DAN BRADLEY returns to Ohio to become Director of Digital Journalism for this Media General owned NBC affiliate. Dan will remain VP/News for Media General, and will work closely with Content Brand Manager IKE WALKER who has day to day responsibility for news coverage. Dan went to Ohio State so the move to Columbus is a homecoming for him. The move also reunites Dan with WCMH General Manager RICK ROGALA. They worked in similar roles at WFLA-TV. STAN SANDERS had been the ND here. He left in January after 10 years.

WOI-TV, Des Moines, IA…in a similar move to the one reported above, AL SANDUBRAE will become News Director for this Citadel owned ABC affiliate while remaining as VP/News for Citadel. He’ll replace SCOTT FREDERICK who will leave the station in June when his contract expires.

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WTVJ-TV, Miami, FL (listed 1/30/09)
WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 1/11/09)
WREG-TV, Memphis, TN (relisted 1/16/09)
WNEM-TV, Saginaw, MI (listed 3/8/09)


KIAH-TV, Houston, TX (PM EP, listed 2/13/09)
WFOR-TV, Miami, FL (Morning EP, relisted 1/23/09)
WTVJ-TV, Miami, FL (listed 1/30/09)
WESH-TV, Orlando, FL (listed 1/30/09)
KXTV, Sacramento, CA (Morning EP, listed 1/30/09)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (Nightside EP, listed 12/12/08)
WZTV, Nashville, TN (relisted 1/23/09)
WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA (relisted 1/16/09)
KITV, Honolulu, HI (listed 2/27/09)


WTVJ-TV, Miami, FL (listed 1/30/09)


WFLD-TV, Chicago, IL (listed 3/20/09)

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Here’s a complete list of all stations that I believe have a current ND opening, as of Friday, March 27, 2009. If you know of any updates, corrections, or additions to this list, please let me know via email at:

KTLA-TV   5800 Sunset Blvd.               Los Angeles, CA 90028
WMUR-TV   100 South Commercial St.        Manchester NH 03101
KRIV-TV   4261 Southwest Freeway          Houston TX 77027
KPRC-TV   8181 SW Freeway                 Houston TX 77074
KXTV      400 Broadway                    Sacramento CA 95818
KDKA-TV   One Gateway Center              Pittsburgh PA 15222
KPTV/KPDX 14975 NW Greenbrier Parkway     Beaverton OR 97006
KSHB-TV   4720 Oak Street                 Kansas City MO 64112
WSYX/WTTE-TV 1261 Dublin Rd.              Columbus OH 43215
KUTV      299 S. Main St. #150            Salt Lake City UT 84111
WSPA-TV   250 International Drive         Spartanburg SC 29301
WFMY-TV   1615 Phillips Avenue            Greensboro NC 27405
KWQC-TV   805 Brady St.                   Davenport IA 52803
WFFF-TV   298 Mountain View Dr.           Colchester VT 05446
WMGT-TV   PO Box 4328                     Macon GA 31208
KNOE-TV   1400 Oliver Rd.                 Monroe LA 71211
KTVE/KARD-TV 200 Pavilion Rd.             West Monroe LA 71292
KSAX-TV   PO Box 189                      Alexandria MN 56308

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